A Tribute to Womanhood

Welcome to "I Am Woman"...a tribute to all those women who had the courage and perseverance to stand up and fight for their rights. Thanks to those who came before us we enjoy a freedom unknown to women not too long ago. But, sadly, in many parts of the world, women continue to be repressed. In fact, even in this country there are women living today under the threat of violence...completely controlled by a violent spouse. Some may make it; others won't. Hopefully, one day ALL women will be free. May that day come soon.


19th Amendment

In January, 1918, Woodrow Wilson announced that women's suffrage was urgently needed as a "war measure".  The House of Representatives passed the federal woman suffrage amendment 274 to 138, but it was opposed in the Senate and was defeated in September, 1918.  Another attempt in February, 1919 also ended in failure.

In May, 1919, the House of Representatives again passed the amendment 304 to 89 and on June 4, 1919, the Senate finally gave in and passed it by 66 to 30.  On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was certified by the Secretary of State, when Tennessee, the 36th and final state needed signed for ratification.

1 comment:

  1. Women have to use their right to vote. Many women have fought hard for this right !!!